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Survey of Engineering Law - ENG 4194
This course is a survey of legal topics relevant to engineers, including intellectual property, torts, and contracts. It is 2 credits. Prerequisite: Second writing course or graduate status.
The goals of the course are as follows:
- Gain substantive knowledge of legal topics that commonly affect engineers and their employers, and that often arise in current events.
- Acquire a deeper understanding of how engineering problems fit within a broader legal framework. Students develop the ability to anticipate and resolve legal issues that engineers and their employers may face.
- Enhance their critical thinking and reading skills by analyzing a variety of legal and technical documents
Improve their written and oral communication skills by discussing legal issues which – like technical issues – require clear, concise, and logically sound communication.
- Introduction to the legal system
- Property/Intellectual Property
- Business Law